Topic: Excercise Your Faith
TEXT: John 4:46-54(NKJV)
46. So Jesus came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman whose son was sick at Capernaum.
47. When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to Him and implored Him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.
48. Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you [people] see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.”
The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!”
Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your son lives.” So the man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.
And as he was now going down, his servants met him and told [him,] saying, “Your son lives!”
Then he inquired of them the hour when he got better. And they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.”
So the father knew that [it was] at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.
This again [is] the second sign Jesus did when He had come out of Judea into Galilee.
STUDY: It is amazing to note that in the Scriptures, Jesus was always on the move. Acts 4:38 emphasised that Jesus went around doing good and healing people. Today’s text gives us another miraculous encounter.
A nobleman approached Jesus to come heal his son who was at the point of death. Jesus commented that “This generation refuses to believe unless there are miracles”, meaning we only believe what we see with our eyes instead of walking by faith.
Unlike the story of the centurion (Matt. 8:5-13) who just wanted Jesus to speak the word of healing, this man insisted that Jesus come to his house to heal his son. Jesus consented and spoke the word of healing, “Your Son lives!
We have to realise that faith is the key that unlocks and activates the supernatural. Believing the word of the Lord is a prerequisite to receiving anything we ask. Whenever we exercise faith in God’s Word, we position ourselves for divine visitation. Abraham believed God at a time that his physical limitations did not align with God’s promises.
Nevertheless, those physical limitations did not hinder God’s promises from coming to fruition. God’s Word never returns void; it always accomplishes its purpose (lsaiah 55:11). Hold on to God’s unchanging Word today and exercise your faith
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the gift of faith; help me increase and exercise my faith. Amen.
Daily Fountain Quote of the Day
“Having the answers is not essential to living. What is essential is the sense of God’s presence during dark seasons of questioning.”— Ravi Zacharias
Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional 30 June 2021 Message. The Church of Nigeria is the Anglican church in Nigeria. It is the second-largest province in the Anglican Communion, as measured by baptized membership, after the Church of England